Synopsis

The Niceties
Written by Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Christina Franklin
July 14 – 25

Zoe, a Black student at an elite liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.

The Washington Post calls The Niceties “a barnburner of a play,” and “one of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”

Sponsored by:
Wil Hastings
Emily Wojcik and Michael Thurston

Cast

Starring Andrea Gallo as Janine and Stephanie Everett as Zoe.

Andrea Gallo

Stephanie Everett

Artists

Scenic Design by Juliana von Haubrich

Costume Design by Charles Schoonmaker

Lighting Design by Lara Dubin

Sound Design by James McNamara

Stage Managed by Leslie Sears